Master of Science (M.S)

Movement Sciences & Health – Sports Performance and Coaching Specialization

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Movement Sciences & Health, M.S. – Sports Performance and Coaching Specialization Overview

Professionals seeking a master’s degree in physical education and coaching can benefit from UWF’s online master’s in sports performance and coaching. You’ll learn how to lead individuals in areas of coaching (collegiate, high school, youth), physical activity, physical education, fitness, wellness and health. Through the development of subject-specific pedagogy, you will become a leader who can successfully and effectively plan, motivate, communicate, explain, connect, demonstrate and reflect.

You’ll be guided through the curriculum by instructors who are dedicated to your individualized learning. Coursework offers personalized assignments — you’ll use the challenges you face in your current position or interests to complete work and benefit from professional feedback regarding your outcomes.

By graduation, you’ll know how to effectively plan a program and reflect on processes to make improvements. The program also instills competences to help you connect with and motivate clients as well as explain programs or exercises.

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Students who are interested in coaching or teaching within school, community and recreational settings or fitness, training and health professionals
  • Professionals who need a master’s to advance their career in this field
  • Anyone who wants to motivate individuals to increase their skills and performance

You Will Be Able To:

  • Maximize successful participation in physical activity through critical evaluation and the use of instructional behaviors for physical activity
  • Apply a variety of concepts when planning and implementing interventions to enhance physical activity
  • Examine, evaluate and apply research on skill development and learning in physical education, coaching and physical activity domains